Introspection Category

Ready

It took me a while to get to the computer this evening.  I was watching the social media fallout from the Biggest Loser finale.  I am not going to comment on it directly, because I’m sure many people have not watched it yet.  I’m just not sure if the show pushed the contestants too far […]

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What do the Broncos have to do with weight loss?

I am sitting here from my home in the Denver area, processing the Broncos’ loss in the Super Bowl.  I’m not much of a football fan, so I am not as sad as all of those around me.  Instead, I have been thinking of how to turn this disappointing loss into a learning experience. How […]

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The die in diet

My parents recently went on a Kaiser directed eating plan.  At the orientation, my dad was sitting next to a sizable fellow.  My dad said that while the nurse talked about the program, the man was not listening. Instead, the whole time he was writing the word diet and circling the first three letters.:   I don’t […]

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Thin people diagnosing fat people

One of my major pet peeves is when a thin person tries to diagnose why I’m fat.   I find that most of these people have been thin their whole lives; they’ve never had to deal with their weight.  The ones who brag about what great shape they’re in are my favorite.  If I were […]

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I want on the train

I missed the train today.  This might not seem particularly life altering, but it symbolized a lot for me. First of all, I was tired.  I have worked in Downtown Denver for years, and I have never felt this tired.  I felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders.  My body was […]

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They want to melt in my mouth

Today was the first day of my new lifestyle.  I decided to go easy on myself and just cut out sugar.  (Just.  Ha ha.)  I thought it would be easy.  After all, I’ve cut sugar out of my diet before.  Of course, that was when my kids and husband were out of town.  I just […]

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Carb loading

I prepared for the beginning of tomorrow’s diet the way any sane future dieter would:  I ate all of the foods that I won’t be able to eat on my diet. (Except I didn’t eat any cheesecake.  I am kind of sad about that one.)  I wouldn’t normally eat this stuff in one sitting, either, […]

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I’m going to start on Monday

I was at a coupon clipping party last night.  (I know– you are totally jealous at the exciting life I lead.)  During the party one of the ladies said, “We’re going to start our diet on Monday.” Monday is the day that I have been going to start a new eating plan for years.   […]

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So it begins

My weight is getting in the way of my dreams.  There.  I said it.  Or, I wrote it, at least.  I always wanted to believe that my weight was not going to get in the way of what I wanted to do and be, but now I realize that I was just deluding myself.  I […]

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